Cambria’s Historic East Village

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Cambria’s Historic East Village

While Cambria offers a plethora of things to see and do, one can’t-miss feature of this charming coastal town is its rich historical roots. Take a walk through Cambria’s East Village and discover the many ways in which Cambria is tied to America’s past.

Lull House - 2581 Main St.

If you are looking for a building entitled “Lull House,” you will miss it. The original Lull House, which was Cambria’s very first building, was built in 1865 by a man named George Lull. Today, however, the building is a part of Cambria’s Bluebird Inn. Lull originally operated the house as both his home and a general merchandise store.

Lull-HouseLull House, Guthriel Store, circa 1890.

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Unplugging in Cambria

Amid today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, it is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Cambria, however, is reminiscent of an earlier time. Here, simplicity is a way of life. So whether it is a week or weekend, escape the stresses of your day-to-day life by unplugging in Cambria. You will be glad you did.

Improve Your Wellbeing

If you are looking to renew or strengthen your physical and spiritual wellness, Cambria offers a number of ways for you to do so. Achieve balance and wholeness by trying your hand at kayaking, horseback riding, or, if you prefer, hiking one of the many nearby trails. The Fiscalini Ranch Preserve offers a variety of trails, some of which run alongside Cambria’s coastal bluffs, which offer magnificent oceanic views.

If you are looking for a more guided path to renewal, get a massage from one of the several local spas in Cambria, or, if you prefer a more spiritual alternative, book a spiritual counseling session at Amethyst, a local healing center. You can pick up a complete list of day spas and wellness centers at Cambria’s Visitors Center.

Unwind At The Beach

Often referred to as the “gateway to Big Sur,” Cambria is renowned for its beautiful coastline. Take a relaxing stroll down Moonstone Beach and soak up the gorgeous panoramic views of the Pacific. Explore the local tide pools and comb the beach for semiprecious stones, sea glass, and other unique treasures. Moonstone Beach is the perfect spot to enjoy California’s dramatic coastline, without the hustle and bustle of other nearby beaches.
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Highway Closures

Highway 1 Closure

If you're heading to the Central Coast, be sure to be mindful of the stretch of Highway 1, 21 miles north of Cambria. Caltrans is busy with a major construction project to make traveling along the stunning Pacific Coast Highway a safer journey.

Highway 1 Storm Repair Along the Big Sur Coast Due to multiple active slides, State Route 1 is now closed between Ragged Pt. (SLO 72.87) and just south of Nepenthe (Mon 44).

Worried about Highway 1 Road Closures? Cambria and Hearst Castle are easily accessible from Highway 46 West from 101 South of Paso Robles or from northbound Highway 1 from the city of San Luis Obispo. Travelers from the north can easily take Highway 101 as an alternate route to Highway 1, which reduces travel time to Cambria by about 25 minutes.

For the latest road closure information visit the Caltrans website.